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Fact sheets

The fact sheets provide information on the evolution of Parliamentary democracy in the state, and the people, roles and functions of the Parliament of Western Australia.

1. The Constitution and Roles of Parliament

2. A Brief History of Parliament

3. Parliamentary Government in Western Australia

4. Governor and Executive Council

5. Three Branches of Government

6. Legislative Council

7. Legislative Assembly

8. President of the Legislative Council

9. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

10. Premier of Western Australia

11. Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries

12. Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Ministers

13. Members of Parliament

14. Party Whips

15. Meetings of Parliament

16. Business of the House: Legislative Council

17. Business of the House: Legislative Assembly

18. Passage of Legislation

19. Parliamentary Committees

20. Legislative Assembly Committees

21. Legislative Council Committees

22. Parliamentary Questions

23. Petitions

24. Hansard and Records of the House

25. Parliamentary Privilege

26. Clerks of the Houses

27. Sergeant-at-arms and Usher of the Black Rod

28. Women Members of the Western Australian Parliament

29. Independent Statutory Officers

30. Elections, By-Elections and Referendums

31. Proportional Representation in the Legislative Council

32. Preferential Voting System in the Legislative Assembly

33. Citizens Voting Rights

34. Political Parties in Parliament

35. Role of Lobbyists

36. Parliament and the Media

37. History of Parliament House

38. Symbols of Western Australia

39. Citizenship

40. Parliamentary Education

41. Right of Reply

42. Role of the Parliamentary Inspector

43. Federation and Federalism

44. Delegated Legislation Fact Sheet

45. Divisions, Bells and Pairs


Full set of About Parliament Fact Sheets (PDF)